The Clash - Black Market Clash

The Clash - Black Market Clash - US 10" 1980 (Epic - 4E 36846)

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

US 10" 1980 (Epic - 4E 36846)
UK CD 1991 (Columbia – 468763 2)

1 Capital Radio One 2:09
2 The Prisoner 3:00
3 Pressure Drop 3:30
4 Cheat 2:06
5 City Of The Dead 2:26
6 Time Is Tight 4:05
7 Bankrobber / Robber Dub 6:16
8 Armagideon Time 3:50
9 Justice Tonight / Kick It Over 7:00

Chart Placings

US Billboard Chart: 74

Credits

LP/CD:

1,4: Produced by Mickey Foote
2, 5, 8: Produced by The Clash
3, 6: Produced by The Clash; remixed by Bill Price
7: Produced by Mickey Dread [sic]
9: Produced by The Clash and by Bill Price

Additional Credits

1: Capital Radio freebie 7", released April 1977
2: B-Side of (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais 7", released June 1978
3: B-Side of English Civil War 7", released February 1979
4: From The Clash LP, released April 1977
5: B-Side of Complete Control 7", released September 1977
6, 7: previously unreleased version of Bankrobber, 1980
8: B-Side of London Calling 7"/12", released December 1979
9: previously unreleased version of extended mix on B-Side of London Calling 12", 1979

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Nice collectors' item compiling a handful of tracks not previously issued in America (such as 'Cheat' from the debut album and blistering B-Sides 'Pressure Drop' and 'The Prisoner') and new stuff not released anywhere. It is of chief interest for the unreleased material: an extended Mikey Dread-produced version of 'Bankrobber' (identical to the 7" version for the first 4:20, then goes into a dub) and a very different mix of 'Justice Tonight / Kick It Over', neither of which have ever been reissued anywhere else (as far as I can tell). Another then-exclusive track was a nice but inessential instrumental ('Time Is Tight'). See also Super Black Market Clash, the supposed CD reissue.

Additional Notes

None yet

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US 10" 1980 (Epic - 4E 36846). Click here for more. Scans courtesy of Moon Images

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